8:13 p.m. CT: The American military is better than the American government. I don’t think you’ll find much disagreement there.
8:14: Education, manufacturing, jobs, technology, investment. Evoking the Greatest Generation. Oh, if only.
8:17: Good delivery tonight. Strong overtone of “there’s nothing wrong with America that can’t be solved by what’s right with America.”
8:21: At least he gets that manufacturing is the most important sector. A bit disconcerting that he measures success by three auto companies.
8:24: Lulz at Boehner’s grudging applause during attacks on outsourcing. Smile, bud. (Although hasn’t Obama been pushing this stuff for four years?)
8:28: Inspections of unfair trade practices and high-tech worker training in conjunction with community colleges. Hell yeah.
8:30: Unemployment into re-employment with training. Damn, that’s good.
8:35: DREAM Act . . . hoo boy.
8:36: Equal pay for women? Really?
8:40: R&D, domestic oil and gas, other domestic energy. Same ‘ol. With oil.
8:43: “I will not walk away from the promise of clean energy.” No, he’ll just shift oil subsidies over there. Tsk tsk.
8:46: So spend half the amount of money you would have spent on the wars on infrastructure, and the other half on debt reduction. Sounds like something I would have come up with.
8:47: “A deficit of trust.” Dude, you DID NOT steal that from Huntsman.
8:49: Lame spilled milk joke. More stealing from Huntsman?
8:52: Plenty of boos for Richard Cordray, but he probably expected that.
8:54: Kind of loving the tone of “Get stuff done or I’ll kick your ass.”
8:59: Ah, “Washington sucks” talk. I think the only people who approve of Congress are in it.
9:00: LOUD boo on insider trading by members of Congress. I bet that guy is rich.
9:03: Booing Lincoln? Assholes.
9:04: Pakistan is officially an enemy now?
9:11: That guy who keeps booing sounds an awful lot like Ron Paul. . . .